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Aqua Restaurant

1174 Duck Road, Lower Level, Duck, NC 27949
+1 252-261-9700
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Ranked #10 of 30 Restaurants in Duck
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $31
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Route 12 North
Description: Waterfront dining in the village of Duck. Lunch, dinner, & bar with dynamic sunset views. Award winning wine list, full bar with signature martinis, contemporary, regionally inspired cuisine, with a children's menu and groups encouraged. Live music and sushi in season. Events and weddings; no better venue on the water. Cheers, let's meet at AQUA!
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

We go to Duck about 30-40 days a year. Blue Point is the standard. Always on point ( no pun). So we always try to find a place that challenges them. Aqua come close in many respects, but it always comes up just a tad short and last Saturday was the same deal. Nice, and improved ambience. They have quieted... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was not the first time we've been to this lovely spot on the sound in Duck. Definitely worth a repeat visit. Get a table by the window and a glass of wine, sit back and enjoy the view! We ordered the crab and corn bisque with truffle oil..... Very good...loaded with crab. My husband ordered the fish and chips.... More

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Had high hopes for a splendid evening but the very nice quality dining options for our party of four were detracted by an attempt to have live music in a space that resonated badly. The optimistic outside dining option was curtailed by the low water tidal debris and seaweed sending an unpleasant waft across the eating area - wrong timing... More

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Dunkirk, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Wow, what a great place with very good food. Make reservations... we had a group of eight. Service was excellent, never having to ask for drink refills. For starters, we had warm crab dip -- very good...the BANGIN’ shrimp was -- Outstanding, ordered an extra order. The baked Brie was also very good. Service for our group was Excellent! Food... More

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Powells Point, North Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Wonderful dining experience! Our server, Emily, let us take our time and enjoy the sights before ordering. Wine recommendations were fabulous! Food delicious. We will be back!

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

One of the best dinners we have ever experienced. We travel from Massachusetts to the Outer Banks every October and try new restaurants each time we are here. This time we decided on Aqua and we were completely satisfied with the service, the food, and the overall dining experience. We stopped in for drinks and to watch the gorgeous sunset... More

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Abingdon, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Eight of us get a house at one of the North Carolina beaches in October. We always go to at least one restaurant and this time it was Aqua. I can't say enough about the service. We were seated in a nice alcove that came close to being our own private dining room. Our server, Erin, was not only beautiful... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The band is horrific, they call themselves the Morons. Let the name speak for itself. So we sat outside in hopes of listening to good music. That didn't happen. Food was worth a trip back, as long as we stay inside :)

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Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We popped in for a mid-October birthday celebration, and had a great experience. We were promptly re-seated upon request when our table proved to be frigid from excessive air conditioning vents. A wine recommendation was requested, and we were a little mystified by the delay only to find out the manager has stopped to call their wine steward to confirm... More

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Pottstown, PA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We went there for lunch. The service was excellent. We both had crab soup which was so delicious. Also, I had a slow cooked beef sandwich and fries. My husband had a hamburger with cole slaw. They were really delicious. The setting is right on the bay so in the evening you can see the sunset.

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Additional Information about Aqua Restaurant

Address: 1174 Duck Road, Lower Level, Duck, NC 27949
Phone Number: +1 252-261-9700
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
Average Prices: USD 19 - 31
Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary

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